2015 Hyundai Sonata Crash Test Rating + TOP SAFETY PICK+
When it comes to safety, there are few cars that deliver it as well as the all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata.
This was confirmed when it received a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).
The president of the IIHS said that the rating is awarded to those cars that display state of the art safety technology, which is something the Sonata has in spades.
Features such as Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a Lane Departure Warning System and rear parking sensors are just a few of the things that helped it pick up the top rating.
Hyundai Sonata Crash Test Video
IIHS Safety Rating
The IIHS ratings come from tests such as moderate overlap front crash, small overlap front crash, side impact and rollover test.
They also look at seat and head restraints and how they protect the passengers in the event of a rear collision.
In order to receive a TOP SAFETY PICK= rating, the vehicle must get a Good rating in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as at least acceptable ratings in the others.
Mike O’Brien, vice president, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America, said that occupant safety was high on the list of priorities in the design and engineering process.
He believes that the TOP SAFETY PICK+ award is a sure sign that they are definitely heading in the right direction.
All of the safety features in the 2015 Sonata have been designed with occupant safety very much in mind. Standard features like standard Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control, ABS and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) help make that happen.